Pickup Trucks

Rivian R1S Courtesy Rivian Media

The Car Lab Mad Doc Looks to Sign a Pact With Besos and Bloody Mary: Is the GM Buy-In to Rivian the Coming of the American Rolls Royce? Or Just Another GM Saab Story?

ANALYSIS AND OPINION: I hope this is about as mad as the mad doctor can be, signing a pact with the almost-devil of the car industry right before industrial birth of start up production. I guess he’ll be the industrial obstetrician. I hope the car baby ain’t no Rosemary’s. Dr. Scaringe is looking to make a deal with a devil who has more money than God. Jeff Besos of Amazon is in with this. What a strange three way this could be. I cringe: gee Doctor: will it be good for you too?
2020 Ford Super Duty 7.3-Liter V8

New Ford 7.3-Liter V8 Super Duty Engine Will Fit in the Mustang and F-150

Ford introduced a new 7.3-liter gasoline V8 for the 2020 Super Duty lineup, but the fact that this new pushrod engine would fit in both the current Mustang and F-150 brings about some interesting possibilities – including the V8-powered Raptor that so many people want.
Ken Block's 1977 Ford F-150 Hoonitruck

Ken Block's 1977 Ford F-150 Features the World's Biggest Metal 3D-Printed Part

The Ford F-150 known as the Hoonitruck from Ken Block’s Gymkhana Ten is powered by a modified Ford GT EcoBoost engine fitted with a custom twin turbo setup and an intake manifold that is the biggest 3D-printed metal piece ever used on a working, driving vehicle in the world.
Ford hybrid V8 AWD Patent Image

Ford V8 AWD Hybrid Drive Patent Discovered, Possibly for Mustang and F-150

It has been known for some time that Ford will eventually offer a hybrid variant of the Mustang and the F-150, but a patent filing from the Motor Company reveals a V8 hybrid drivetrain that also integrates all-wheel-drive – possibly signaling the first Mustang that powered all four wheels.
Ford and friends  pickup

VW-Ford Alliance To Spawn New Pickup, It Just Won’t Get Here Now, Later, Who Knows?

Following long discussions, Ford and Volkswagen have entered into an agreement that will likely result in new vehicles, such as autonomous cars or electrics. There is also talk of VW and Ford jointly developing a global mid-sized pickup. That, though, is several years away.
”Coal Rolling” and “ICE-ing” Caught vía Reddit, Twitter, YouTube and others under Fair use.

The “Coal Rolling” and “ICE-ing” Menace and What You Can do to Prevent It and Abate It

ANALYSIS AND OPINION: There have been incidents across the country lately that have become more noticeable and reportable to both news agencies and the police. “Coal Rolling” and “ICE-ing” are suppose to be acts of protest against emissions policies but they are really nothing more than acts of cowardliness by ignoramuses. Empower rather than arm yourself by doing these ten things to stop these shameful people.
Honda Ridgeline

Honda Recalls Pilot, Ridgeline Models For Side-Curtain Airbag Issue

Honda has recalled a number of 2019 Ridgeline pickups and Pilot SUVs to fix a problem with side-curtain airbags. A vendor told the automaker that a number of center panels were incorrectly drilled so that side-curtain airbag deployment could be affected. Honda will replace the out of spec parts with new ones.
2019 Ford F-150 Limited

Ford F-Series Highlights Why American Automakers are Focusing on Trucks

Ford Motor Company sold 72,102 F-Series trucks last month, marking the ninth-straight month in which more than 70,000 full-size trucks have been sold and making it very clear why the American automakers are focusing on trucks and sport utility vehicles rather than small and mid-sized sedans.
The New 2021 Rivian R1S SUV by Rivian Media

Rivian R1S SUV: This is How the Americans Take on Range Rover SVAutobiography: Get Your Autograph Book Ready, Land Rover!

OPINION ANALYSIS: Rivian Automotive, the once Clandestine now Maverick Electric Pickup Truck Maker added another BEV to its portfolio, a full sized three rower SUV called R1S. I’m so glad they made it nice and boxy and conservative and all BEV. All they need to do now is stretch that battery tray and back seat room, bespoke it out, make it LWB, send it upmarket past Bentley and Rolls, and let it sit next to Rover SVAutobiography, to let their brand take off, and let the doe roll in.
The 2020 Jeep Gladiator

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator Looks Perfect in Every Way

Yesterday morning, the 2020 Jeep Gladiator made its grand debut at the 2018 Los Angeles International Auto Show and based on what we can see and read about the long-awaited Wrangler pickup, the FCA engineers have given the community what they wanted – incorporating everything that makes the Wrangler so popular into a midsized pickup.

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